St. Patrick’s Day Race set for March 15

NEWRY – The third annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run, 5K Race-Walk, One-Mile Fun Walk and Youth Dash will be held March 15.

Events start and finish in front of St. Patrick Elementary School (intersection of Patrick Lane and Limerick Street). Post-race refreshments will be served in the cafeteria. Many door prizes will be awarded, donated by area merchants.

Events include the “Limerick to Dublin Dash” at 9 a.m. Age categories for the Dash are 4-5; 6-7; 8-9; and 10-13.

The chip-timed 5K Run and 5K Race-Walk start at 9:30 a.m., and the One-Mile Fun Walk starts at 9:35 a.m. Age categories are 11 and younger, 12-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and older.

Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The cost to register follows:

5K Run and 5K Race-Walk – $20; or $15, if postmarked by Feb. 28.

One-Mile Fun Walk – $15; or $10, if postmarked by Feb. 28.

“Limerick to Dublin Dash” – $11; or $8; if postmarked by Feb. 28.

T-shirts will be guaranteed to those registered by Feb. 28. Awards will be presented to the first-, second- and third-place male and female finishers in each age group for the 5K Run; awards to first-, second- and third-place male and female finishers in the 5K Race-Walk, and ribbons will be presented to all Fun Walk and Dash participants.

Sponsorships are also available. For a $50 or $75 donation, your business name will be imprinted on the back of the race T-shirt. For a donation of $100 or more, businesses can also include their logos. The sponsorship deadline is Feb. 28. All contributions are tax-deductible.

For more information about the race or sponsorship opportunities, go to

stpatracenewry or contact Doug or Marge Bradley at 696-9304 or

Photos, race results and sponsors of the 2012 and 2013 event are also available at this site.